[..] Mobs in Venezuela have stolen flour, chicken and even underwear this week as looting increases across the crisis-hit OPEC nation where many basic products have run short.
Many people now get up in the dead of night to spend hours in long lines in front of supermarkets. But as more end up empty-handed and black market prices soar, plundering is rising in Venezuela, already one of the world’s most violent countries.
Videos of crowds breaking into shops, swarming onto trucks or fighting over products frequently make the rounds on social media, though footage is often hard to confirm.[..]
vara bungas: Metam šeit labus, neredzētus linkus par situācijas attīstību VE, izņēmuma stāvoklis tur šķiet neizbēgams. Priekšvēstures izklāsts šeit.
UPD 1 tas ko Stratfor analītiķis saka, ka īstermiņā VE nāksies paļauties uz armiju uc drošības spēkiem. Iztēlosimies uz ko varētu paļauties LV valdība līdzīgā situācijā…
UPD 2 The population’s desperation has begun to show, with looting and robberies for food increasing all the time. This Sunday, May 1, six Venezuelan military officials were arrested for stealing goats to ease their hunger, as there was no food at the Fort Manaure military base. avots
UPD3 [..] His salary is $35 per month, calculated using black market rates to which many food prices are tied. That isn’t enough for the luxury of meat that costs $5 a pound. Inflation, which could reach 270% this year, means prices are constantly galloping past his purchasing power.[..] avots
UPD4 [..] Dressed in black helmets, military fatigues, and bulletproof jackets, a fleet of soldiers on 400 motorcycles flew through narrow, crumbling, streets while being supported by trucks and two helicopters. They set up street checkpoints and positioned themselves on rooftops to monitor the neighborhoods, while officers scoured alleys and houses holding heavy weaponry. [..] avots